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Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Jun 14, 2012. 21 Replies

My parents and my boyfriends parents are all four Christians, raised in the South. We live together (before we are married) 20 minutes from both sets of them. (My boyfriend and I grew up in the same…Continue

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mwifjsyi replied to Unseen's discussion 'Any Atheist Republicans Here? Why?!!!'
"" the wealth gap" Why not let the wealthy grow their wealth? They earned it. Why do the poor care if the wealthy get more wealthy? I think poor people are thieves and act like pathetic victims. They feel they are entitled to other…"
Sep 19, 2012
mwifjsyi replied to Unseen's discussion 'Any Atheist Republicans Here? Why?!!!'
""policies they are turning out to make the rich richer at the expense of the poor"...our entitlement programs take money the wealthy earned and redistribute it to the poor. Redistribution of wealth is a Marxist/Communist idea. I am just…"
Sep 19, 2012
Rachel replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"My mother is very religious (Jehovah's Witness) and my husband's parents are also religious (Lutheran and Catholic, strangely), though his mother is much more so than his father. My baby is due in November. I'm already stressing out…"
Jun 14, 2012
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Jun 6, 2012
mwifjsyi replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Thanks for all the responses. My boyfriend is on the fence about Christianity. He doesn't want to believe in God but then he says there is a chance there could be a hell and so he is not saying God doesn't exist. My boyfriend doesn't…"
Jun 6, 2012
mick herman replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"You should really talk to them about your atheism, as for the hell thing, not much that you can do other than prevent them from seeing your child, hope you have good luck with bringing them up"
Jun 6, 2012
Virginia Templeton replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"I have a 5 year old, and my grandma likes to take her to church every so often (at least once a month). I really don't mind so much because as impressionable as children are, they are also far more clever than most adults like to give them…"
Jun 6, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Sure - a wavy line drawn in a big grey area."
Jun 5, 2012
Cristynfaye replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Maybe I worded my statement wrong then, because you misunderstood me.  I never ever meant to imply that you should always respect anyone's beliefs all the time.  That would be ridiculous.  However, using my own family as an…"
Jun 5, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"No, but I'm getting the answer that I expected.  I'm not the one going black and white here though - as in declaring that one must respect religious beliefs.  It's not a black and white issue, for me, at all.  There is…"
Jun 5, 2012
Cristynfaye replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"I guess you just have to use your own discernment and decide if your kids can handle it, and if it is safe for them.  It also depends greatly on family dynamics.  But I don't tend to rationalize things in black and white, because life…"
Jun 5, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"And a fundamentalist, homophobic, hellfire pentecostal congregation doesn't qualify as such an environment?"
Jun 5, 2012
Cristynfaye replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Kids aren't dumb.  They also model parent's beliefs and behaviors over any other authority figure or influences.  As I said, she should tell her kids what she believes, when the children ask her about things they've heard…"
Jun 5, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Yes, hopefully, and in a perfect world.  Pascal's wager is a damn powerful thing for a child to overcome, however - and how exactly can Mommy and Daddy prove that hellfires don't exist?  Then you've got to wonder how…"
Jun 5, 2012
Cristynfaye replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Heather, that's not what I'm saying at all. What I am saying is that in the United States, where the OP lives, she has the freedom to choose how she raises her children.  If she teaches them critical thinking, and models a loving,…"
Jun 5, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to mwifjsyi's discussion 'Atheist/Non-believing Parents/Christian Grandparents- What to do?'
"Yes, and it's the same for people in fundamentalist Islamic families - I mean you need to respect their beliefs and realize that they are only cutting off a girl's genitalia because they love her and want to ensure she never develops a sex…"
Jun 5, 2012

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